The table below looks at the statistics for XML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XML over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XML
Rank 15 12 25
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +13
Contract jobs citing XML 8 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 7.84% 7.25% 1.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.00% 22.73% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.02 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+10.06% -16.66%
XML
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
50 22 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 49.02% 31.88% 20.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 9 15
Average daily rate £300 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

XML
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

XML Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

XML
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XML across the Belfast region.

XML Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

XML
Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XML across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

XML Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

XML
Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XML across the Belfast region.

XML Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

XML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing XML also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XML.

1 5 (55.56%) HP
1 5 (55.56%) Degree
1 5 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (44.44%) VB
2 4 (44.44%) HND
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Exstream
3 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) SOAP
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) OO
4 2 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 2 (22.22%) Web Services
4 2 (22.22%) UNIX
4 2 (22.22%) Solaris
4 2 (22.22%) OOP
4 2 (22.22%) DHCP
4 2 (22.22%) DNS
4 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
4 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (22.22%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

XML
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing XML also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XML. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Exstream
2 1 (11.11%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DHCP
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) DB2
2 1 (11.11%) Data Mining
2 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (11.11%) DB2 UDB
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Maven
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Ab Initio Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Java Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) SOAP
2 2 (22.22%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (22.22%) Web Services
3 1 (11.11%) XSD
3 1 (11.11%) JMS
3 1 (11.11%) FIXML
3 1 (11.11%) FpML
3 1 (11.11%) Hibernate
3 1 (11.11%) Spring
3 1 (11.11%) Java EE
3 1 (11.11%) Ext JS
3 1 (11.11%) RESTful
3 1 (11.11%) Struts
3 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Algorithms
2 1 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (11.11%) Fixed Income
2 1 (11.11%) Equities
2 1 (11.11%) Derivative
2 1 (11.11%) Reference Data
2 1 (11.11%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) Solaris
3 2 (22.22%) UNIX
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) OO
2 2 (22.22%) OOP
2 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
3 1 (11.11%) Time Management
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
3 1 (11.11%) Data Mapping
3 1 (11.11%) Metaprogramming
3 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
3 1 (11.11%) Parallel Processing
3 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 1 (11.11%) Coaching
3 1 (11.11%) People Management
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
3 1 (11.11%) SOA
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) VB
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
3 2 (22.22%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) ActionScript 2.0
4 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
4 1 (11.11%) ActionScript
4 1 (11.11%) Python
4 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 1 (11.11%) Korn
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Degree
2 4 (44.44%) HND
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (22.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 1 (11.11%) Control-M
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) Infoblox
2 2 (22.22%) Cyber-Ark
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Actimize
3 1 (11.11%) TIBCO
3 1 (11.11%) Reuters
3 1 (11.11%) Bloomberg
3 1 (11.11%) Ab Initio